Peace and Justice
Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local
by Mike WoldJan 23, 2012
- We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.
Deepak Bhargava: A Voice for the Grassroots Inside the Beltway
by Lynsi BurtonJan 17, 2012
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Expanding the American Dream to include people left behind by economic inequality.
After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing
by Rachel HarmonJan 13, 2012
- Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
The (Remote-Controlled) War at Home
by Valerie SchloredtJan 12, 2012
- One in three military aircraft is now a drone. How activists are trying to bring the moral implications of drone warfare to light.
Lucas Benitez: Dignity in the Fields
by Frances Moore LappeJan 03, 2012
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: In the tomato fields of Florida, fighting for our most exploited farm workers.
Eboo Patel: Crossing the Divide— With Faith
by Kate MalongowskiJan 02, 2012
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Arming the world’s youth to be a force for compassion.
The 12 Most Hopeful Trends to Build On in 2012
by Sarah van GelderDec 31, 2011
- 2011 was full of surprises, many of them the good kind. But which ones will matter in the coming year? Here's our pick of trends to watch.
War and Peacemaking in Liberia
by Seth BidermanDec 30, 2011
- Former soldier Christian Bethelson’s only job skill was killing—until a chance meeting on a muddy road transformed his life, and many others through it.
Why Equality is Better for Everyone
by Kristy LeissleDec 27, 2011
- Book Review: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level" shows how inequality—and misery—trickle up.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadDec 21, 2011
- A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Civil Rights Curriculum
by Jing FongDec 21, 2011
- In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested and convicted for refusing to go with other Japanese Americans to incarceration camps mandated under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order No. 9066. The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education shares lesson plans, videos, and other classroom resources to teach students the importance of speaking up for civil rights for all.
Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America
by Talli NaumanDec 19, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
New Rights for California’s Undocumented
by Jen HortonDec 16, 2011
- A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline OstranderDec 14, 2011
- This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
What’s Next for the New People Power?
by Immanuel WallersteinDec 09, 2011
- Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.